Meaning and name origin
Beryl \b(e)-ryl, ber-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced BEHR-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Beryl is "light green semiprecious gemstone". The word is of Indian origin, from the Sanskrit term "veruliya". The beryl was considered a token of good luck. Biblical: the eighth foundation stone of the wall of New Jerusalem was made of beryl. The name came into fashion at the end of the 19th century. Author Beryl Markham.
There is 1 masculine form of Beryl: Berilo.
Beryl is a very popular first name for females (#948 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Beryl for girls. Beryl reached its highest rank of #391 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Beryl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jewel (#870), Cheryl and Beryl. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).